“Owen’s work harks back to the very foundations of Mod culture in the UK. Once described as ‘Clean living under difficult circumstances’, Owen delves deeper into the progressive nature of the Mod movement and captures what it means to be a member of this iconic subculture today.
Having photographed the UK Mod scene over the last 5 years, Owen’s work breathes fresh life into the contemporary face of a movement founded way back in the 1950s. Travelling from Liverpool, to Margate, Brighton, London and afar, he began to discover and document the vibrant energy found in the Mod revival culture in the 21st century. “ – Youth Club
For the first time – with support from Farah Menswear and G.H.Bass & Co.Europe – Owen will exhibit Mod U.K. in the iconic London location of Carnaby St. Metro Imaging has worked closely with Owen over the last few months producing more than 30 high-res drum scans , large format genuine black and white silver gelatin prints and bespoke mounting for this exciting new show.
Don’t miss the opening night on Thursday 27th of July 6PM-9PM at The Subculture Archives, 3 Carnaby St, London, W1F 9QG where the exhibition will be run until Thursday August 3rd.
ALL IMAGES © Owen Harvey
Metro Imaging was delighted to work with Crane Kalman Gallery once again to produce the latest exhibition hosted at their London Gallery.
Along with works from The Pool (2002-2005) and Poolscapes (2009- 2012), the London exhibition also presents Laval’s newest series: Heterotopia, where she takes the natural world as her subject but warps it through manipulating light and colour. This show also coincides with the release of her first major publication The Poolscapes, published by Steidl this autumn.
Metro Imaging’s expert framing team finished Karine’s large photographic prints with Reverse Perspex mounting and bespoke frames (with a mix Keyline and contemporary mouldings) to hang within the gallery based in South West London.
Don’t miss this beautiful body of work, which is only on show for a the next few weeks!
Karine Laval: Reflections runs from 20 July – 19 August at Crane Kalman Gallery, 178 Brompton Road, London SW1 1HQ.
All images © Karine Laval